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Super-savvy old-school shoppers can turn saving money into an art form, staying on top of coupons and sales, even negotiating in person if something gets marked down just after they bought it. (Don't you hate when that happens?)
Online, of course, it’s a little trickier. Getting ahold of the best coupons is not as straightforward as clipping them out of the newspaper. There are all sorts of software extensions to download, or pages and pages of promo codes to sort through. None of that will trouble you right now. Because we found out that Amazon has a secret page full of coupons you can use immediately.
What it is
It’s pretty simple. Like your good ol' clipped newspaper coupons, Amazon offers up various discounts on things like tools, pet supplies, electronics and fashion. Once you "clip" the coupon of your choice, it’s automatically added to your cart and the discount is applied once you check out. And just like that, you’ve saved some money without giving away a ton of your time.
How it works
You can find Amazon’s coupon page by clicking on the Today’s Deals section that’s found right under the homepage search bar. Once you land on the TD page, you'll see the coupon section on the top left, right under where your delivery location is typically shown. (Coupon categories can be found on the left sidebar.) Once you find something of your liking, simply press "Click Coupon." The discount is automatically saved to your cart, but you won’t see it reflected in the price until you check out, so don’t freak if the full price is still displayed. To make sure the coupon will be applied, view the item and check under the price. The amount to be saved should be right under the total cost.
After that, all you have to do is pay, pat yourself on the back and wait for your (now-discounted) delivery!
Tips and tricks
Just because you clip a coupon doesn’t mean you have to immediately buy the product. You can save your coupons and apply them when you decide to close the deal on the item, so don’t stress out about how much time you’re spending browsing the page; your coupons will be there waiting for you at checkout.
If you’re searching for a particular brand, you can type the name into the search bar to view all of the related savings.
The 'Sort By' drop-down menu on the right-hand side can help you find the biggest sales, expiration dates and the most popular items — all great things to note while browsing.
Above the list of categories on the left side of the page, there’s an option that allows you to view all of the coupons clipped, which can help you compare discounts and rates easily.
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? Well, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (And, of course, even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
Things to remember
Coupons are only eligible for one item, which means if you buy six packs of toilet paper, only one pack will receive the discount shown on the coupon.
New coupon offers are constantly added, so check the page regularly for up-to-date savings.
Although you don't have to use your coupons immediately, there is an expiration date on them, so if you find something you want, best to get it sooner rather than later.
If you return an item bought with a coupon, the amount you saved might be subtracted from the return credit.
There’s an option to share a coupon on social media or via email, so if you find a discount your friend will love, send it their way (it won’t take away from your ability to use the same one).
It's time to make paying full price a thing of the past; head on over to Amazon's "secret" coupon page and scope out a slew of savings for yourself.
And while you're there, have a gander at these products featuring unbeatable on-page-coupon discounts. Happy shopping!
Can't-miss deal: Levoit H13 Air Purifier
On sale for $72 with on-page coupon (was $90), this Levoit H13 Air Purifier is one of Amazon's top-rated air purifiers with more than 29,400 five-star reviews. It's super easy to use — just push one button for power and speed and you’re all set. With a multilayer cleaning system and a True HEPA Filter, it can remove up to 99.97 percent of allergens, pollen, dust mites, mold and more in your home. It's ideal for spaces up to 86 square feet. And pet owners love it.
"Hands down, this is the best air purifier on the market right now," raved a delighted and relieved five-star reviewer. "As someone with severe seasonal allergies that run March-November, and a pet cat and dog, plus asthma...I cannot recommend this product enough. Don't bother wasting your time with bigger, bulkier, more expensive models like I did in the past — this little guy can handle it all so much better than any other one I've tried..."
Shop it: Levoit H13 Air Purifier, $72 with on-page coupon (was $90), amazon.com
Can't-miss deal: Hiware Glass Teapot
Tea time just got easier. With the press of a button, you can have your brew turn out exactly as you like it. The Hiware Glass Teapot boils up to 1,000 milliliters of water and keeps it warm until you're ready to pour. Right now, it's on sale from $30 to just $20 with on-page coupon at Amazon. Handy presets for different types of tea — black, herbal, oolong, white and green — ensure a perfect cup every time. And this compact appliance is easy on the eyes, too.
"This teapot is great! It is the best pouring teapot that I have ever had," raved a savvy Amazon shopper. "There is no dripping out of the spout before or after the pour is done. The design is perfect for little hands as well as big hands. There are easily four cups of tea in this teapot if you are using a 12-ounce cup. I would definitely purchase this teapot again and I highly recommend it!"
Shop it: Hiware Glass Teapot (1,000ml), $20 with on-page coupon (was $30), amazon.com
Can't-miss deal: Mebak Massage Gun
On sale for $90 with on-page coupon (was $120), the Mebak Massage Gun is one of the best ways to decompress after a long day. This handy little massage gun lets you knead out tight spots and tough knots in your neck, shoulders, back, legs, feet and more.
And no need to enlist the help of a friend — you can use it on yourself, easily and safely. It's designed with five levels of intensity, and comes with seven attachments to help you tackle all sorts of problem areas. A handy carrying case keeps everything together and makes it easy to tote from room to room.
And shoppers say this massage gun can help replace a chiropractor. "I have had a nagging injury to my inner gluteus maximus, which has caused me pain and discomfort for over a year. I have spent over a thousand dollars seeing a chiropractor and a massage therapist," shared a now-relieved Amazon shopper. "They only managed to suppress the discomfort for a couple of days.... Then...I came across a YouTube video on the percussion massager. I did my research and decided to give it a try.... After three minutes the pinch was gone!!! I was able to move, jump and sprint with no discomfort in the glutes."
Shop it: Mebak Massage Gun, $90 with on-page coupon (was $120), amazon.com
Can't-miss deal: Tozo T6 Wireless Earbuds
Why have more than 95,000 Amazon shoppers fallen in love with Tozo's T6 Wireless Earbuds? Okay, okay, there's no mystery: It's their superior audio quality, courtesy of 6mm speaker drivers that produce powerful, crystal-clear sound and heart-thumping bass. Trust us — these buds sound way better than the ones that came with your phone.
"Literally fantastic. I am a professional musician and these have incredibly clear sound quality and really high-end parts," shared a delighted five-star reviewer. "The connection is fast and easy, they charge while in the case, which is a great feature...Really high-end headphones for an amazingly good price..."
With their wireless charging case (included), these earbuds — which also have handy touch controls — have a long battery life. We're talking up to 30 hours: Six hours from the earbuds themselves and a bountiful 24 hours from the case.
Shop it: Tozo T6 Wireless Earbuds, $25 with on-page coupon (was $36), amazon.com
Can't-miss deal: VersionTech Computer Soundbar
The VersionTech Computer Soundbar — which is on sale for $24, or $10 off, with on-page coupon at Amazon — will give your device of choice the audio boost it needs. It features enhanced audio for an immersive feel and dual five-watt 45mm drivers for detailed audio with deep bass. Translation: It’ll make your laptop, desktop, tablet, gaming console or phone sound richer and more robust. It also works with some TVs (i.e., ones with a headphone jack). It uses a 3.5mm audio jack, it’s powered with USB...and it even lights up!
"We needed better sound for laptop-Zoom meetings, something easy to move around, connect and use," reported a savvy Amazon shopper. "This device fulfilled every requirement. It is a nice, convenient size. The on-board controls are handy and the remote works well. Once it is paired with the laptop, it is easy to access in the future. Just plug it in, turn it on and select it as the sound source, and you are ready!"
Shop it: VersionTech Computer Soundbar, $24 with on-page coupon (was $34), amazon.com
Can't-miss deal: Belongsci Women's Bell-Sleeve Shift Dress
It’s easy to see why the Belongsci Women's Bell-Sleeve Shift Dress is one Amazon’s top-selling dresses: It’s not too tight around the middle (hooray!) and the slight V-neck and mid-thigh length give it a totally flirty vibe. It’s comfy and easy-breezy — the perfect dress to throw on when you want to feel cute and confident.
With its flirty bell sleeves, the Belongsci Shift Dress — which is on sale for $31 with on-page coupon at Amazon — is great for a night out. It comes in more than 40 colors and prints, so you can rock a classic LBD, match today’s trends by choosing an animal print or keep things fresh with a floral option.
“Material was great quality for the price," raved a delighted five-star reviewer. "Had to travel for an occasion and dress did not wrinkle in garment bag. Colors very true to what is depicted online. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable and wearable option that can be dressed up for special occasions or dressed down for work...two big thumbs up!”
Shop it: Belongsci Women's Bell-Sleeve Shift Dress, $31 with on-page coupon (was $35-$38, depending on size and color), amazon.com
Can't-miss deal: Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food
On sale for $52 with on-page coupon (was $72), the Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, designed for adult dogs with sensitive stomaches and skin improvement, smell and taste just like chicken. Science Diet from Hills, a longtime leader in the quality-dog-food field, is made entirely in the USA with fresh chicken as its main ingredient. And shoppers say it's great for dog's stomaches.
"After my dog hit 10 years old she started getting severe allergic reactions and an extremely sensitive stomach," shared a happy pet parent. "...When allergy medications weren’t working, the vet suggested we try switching up her dog food. We used to buy her whatever dog food was on sale, and changed up to some various sensitive stomach brands until we landed on this. She has been eating this brand for three years now and the allergy issues have not returned...Definitely worth it for our girl."
Shop it: Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food (sensitive stomach and skin recipes), $52 with on-page coupon (was $72), amazon.com
Can't-miss deal: Ezgo Teeth Whitening Strips
Who says you need to make an appointment with a pro for sparkling white teeth? Ezgo Teeth Whitening Strips need no introduction. These guys gently but efficiently lighten and brighten your teeth, removing years of stains. This bundle comes with 14 treatments (28 individual strips), plus two bonus one-hour express treatments, for a great smile in a flash.
Here's just one testimonial: "I normally use name-brand strips like Crest but decided to try these out, and honestly I was not disappointed," raved a happy Amazon shopper. "I wore the strips for 30 minutes as recommended in the instructions, and I also used my UV teeth-whitening light and I saw results in just one day. If you don’t have a UV light, the strips work just as great without it. I used them the next day without the light and I still saw noticeable improvement. This brand prides itself on its whitening capabilities and they delivered. Definitely worth my money!"
Shop it: Ezgo Teeth Whitening Strips, $17 with on-page coupon (was $19), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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